Maryland Legislature Mutes Landmark Ruling, Tracey v. Solesky, During 2014 Legislative Session

Included: Timeline of Major Events from 2007 to 2014 Annapolis, MD - On April 8, Governor Martin O'Malley signed Senate Bill 247 into law abrogating the Court of Appeals of Maryland's decision in Tracey v. Solesky. The 2012 decision declared pit bulls "inherently dangerous" and attached strict liability when a pit bull attacks a person. This liability extended to landlords when a tenant's pit bull attacks. DogsBite.org submitted an amicus brief to the high court on behalf… [Read full blog post]

Kaylie's Candlelight Vigil for Victims of Dangerous Dogs Approaches

Dog Bite Victims' Advocates Flying in Across the Country to Attend DogsBite.org - This Saturday marks the second annual national dog bite victims' advocacy event. At 6:30 pm on the California State Capitol building steps, Kaylie's Candlelight Vigil for Victims of Dangerous Dogs commences. Leading victims' advocates from across the United States will be in attendance. Dennis Baker and his family inspired this year's event after his precious 3-year old granddaughter wa… [Read full blog post]

National Dog Bite Prevention Week (May 19-25, 2013)

Dog Bite Injury Severity and Bowl-A-Thon Event DogsBite.org - In an ongoing tradition, we comment during National Dog Bite Prevention Week that there is no National Dog Mauling Prevention Week, a far more serious health and safety issue. The distinction between preventing dog "bites" and preventing dog "maulings" -- injuries involving maiming, loss of limbs and death -- is urgent. Over 600 jurisdictions in the U.S. regulate dangerous dog breeds, primarily pit bulls, to… [Read full blog post]

Maryland High Court Ruling Stands: Pit Bulls are 'Inherently Dangerous'

Compromise Bill Fails Sign up: Support the Court Email Alerts  |  Follow: @Supportthecourt Annapolis, MD - On April 8, the last day of the Maryland General Assembly's 2013 Legislative Session, after weeks of discussion, amendments and name calling from Delegate Luiz Simmons,1 the House killed the final negotiated bill that would have reversed the high court ruling and set forth a new dog bite liability standard. For months, the difference between the two cham… [Read full blog post]

Solesky Family Releases 911 Call at the Center of High Court Decision, Tracey v. Solesky

The 911 call portrays a life-threatening attack upon a young boy by a neighbor's pit bull. The Solesky family hopes the 911 call will inspire Maryland legislators to resolve that this never happens in the New Year. Towson, MD December 17, 2012 -- Anthony and Irene Solesky, the parents of a young pit bull mauling victim at the center of Tracey v. Solesky, an appellate court decision that declared pit bulls "inherently dangerous," release the 911 call of the attack upon their son… [Read full blog post]

Trail Blazers - Meet Some of the Faces of the Dog Bite Victims' Advocacy Movement

Just a Few of the Tucson Walk Supporters DogsBite.org - This Saturday marks a very special day for dog bite victims' advocacy. Grassroots activists Melissa "Mellie" Baze and Matthew Pimple have organized the first ever Walk Event for dog bite victims in Tucson. DogsBite.org will be capturing as much of the event as possible via video and still photographs. This montage highlights some of the central faces of the dog bite victims' advocacy movement -- some who are attending t… [Read full blog post]

Announcement: Happy Birthday DogsBite.org and Upcoming Dog Bite Victims' Advocacy Event

DogsBite.org Turns Five-Years Old DogsBite.org - October 15, 2012 marks the fifth year that DogsBite.org has been operating on the World Wide Web, documenting statistics and providing resources to help prevent serious dog attacks. Our news comes on the heels of a press release issued for the upcoming October Tucson event: Walk for Victims of Pit Bulls and Other Dangerous Dogs. National dog bite victims' advocates, including founder Colleen Lynn and Anthony Solesky will… [Read full blog post]

Anthony Solesky, Father of Pit Bull Mauling Victim, to Testify at Hearings

Anthony Solesky testifying before the Pit Bull Task Force in June 2012. Court Ruling Stands UPDATE 08/15/12: Just after midnight last night, a coup occurred in the Maryland General Assembly. The Senate rejected the corrupted House version of the strict liability bill that would fail to address over 50% of all Maryland dog bite victims by limiting strict liability to only those bitten by loose dogs (victims in off-property attacks). Senate President Mike Miller told repor… [Read full blog post]